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Overall rating
89.08/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Old
Vintage
1979
Bottled
26.10.2012
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
RO/12/04
Number of bottles
460
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
26/10/12 AB/ABAH
Barcode
5020613040090
Added on
29 Apr 2013 5:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 759.60

14 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlochy 1979 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.08 points

  1. hhc1212 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Fruity, apple flavour are fully engaged in nosing and sligt smoky is definitely relishing. Very nice palate with rich flavour and old bottle character, enjoyable one at this price range for a closed distillery.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice old glenlochy, honey citrus herbs orchard fruits, pepper, there are better glenlochys out there but I yet have to find a disappointing glenlochy

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Strong, fruity flavors pour out of the glass: apples, grape, some kiwi, gooseberry. Dried orange peel and a little nutmeg. With some time and air, spicy notes of fennel, subtle notes of nettle tea and anise. Framed by light and light honey.

    Mouth:
    Dry onset, the dryness remains in the mouth over time. Spicy, nutty with hazelnut and walnut, honey, the fruit is barely noticeable except for subtle grape and strong kiwi and gooseberry.

    Finish:
    Long, very spicy and almost peppery. Dry and slightly bitter, no more sweetness here.

    Conclusion:
    That's a nice drop, but a little too tart on the finish. The nose is great, in the mouth it is also convincing. Above average but unfortunately not exceptional.

    89/100

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Powerfull Glenlochy,
    despite the modest ABV, but unfortunately not cheap. If you have 415 EUR to
    spare, this bottle could be yours.
    • Nose
      Beautifully fruity
      nose with mild spices. Apple sauce, gooseberries, mandarin and green banana. A
      bit of butter. Nutmeg and ginger. Touch of wood. Dried grass? A salty edge in
      the background. Nice nose!
    • Taste
      Mildly spicy and a
      bit dry on the tongue. But punchy! Nuts and honey join the fray. The fruit is
      less outspoken, but the wood all the more so. Hint of caramel and honey.
      Liquorice. The oranges return, albeit candied. A hint of smoke. Toasted oak?
    • Finish
      Long, sweet but spicy
      finish that end is a surprisingly salty note.

  6. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes (by SCOMA) :

    Aroma: Campino candies and fresh apple pie. Freshly cut grass aromas with driftwood.

    Taste: Initially sweet and salty - toasted wholemeal Keck with a hint of smoke.

    Finish: Long. 

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